Simultaneous Submissions

I’ve written a little about my adventures so far in flash fiction.  I’ve been doing this for less than a year, meaning I’m still getting my toes wet, but over the last several months I learned a lot. The sad truth is writing flash fiction and short stories for literary journals typically won’t result in... Continue Reading →

My Flash Fiction Journey

Since summer of 2019 I started to delve into the world of writing and submitting flash fiction.  For those who don’t know flash fiction is a short story generally no longer than 1000 words.  Each publisher defines the term differently, some places take up to 1500 words while others limit submissions to 500. Flash is... Continue Reading →

Where Have I Been?

For my followers, both old and new, it may seem like I have abandoned this blog.  To be honest I have toyed with that idea.  A part of me has grown weary of the blogging sphere.  Posts are often inundated with fake “likes” and “follows by people in a thinly veiled attempt to drive me... Continue Reading →

Changes are Coming!

For the month of October I've decided to redirect my writing focus to other projects, instead of this blog.  I will still continue "The Unexplained" series weekly.  However, things like social commentary, thoughts on writing and life will be on hiatus.  Since "The Unexplained" fits so well into this month and it's my favorite blogs... Continue Reading →

Striving for Emotional Intelligence

Knowing what you know is one thing, being able to communicate it is another.  From my limited and anecdotal perspective, it seems that there is a lack of emotional intelligence.  There is a prevailing mentality of “Phh, you don’t think like me? You’re an idiot!” Here’s the thing, you can know a great deal, but... Continue Reading →

Mysteries and the Unexplained

Have you ever wondered if we don’t have as much figured out as we thought?  Humanity tends to crave mystery while at the same time being very arrogant in its positions.  If there are any doubts about the tinted glasses people see the world through, just spend a few minutes on social media. In the... Continue Reading →

What do you Believe?

What do you believe?  Why do you hold those beliefs?  These are not questions for me but for yourself.  As much as we would like to think we have rational and logical reasons for our worldviews, the truth is many times emotion plays a big role as well.  That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but... Continue Reading →

Breathing Room for Writing

Are you a writer?  You know that it is often said that writing consistently is key.  This is something I wholeheartedly agree with, and if you have followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that.  Do you know what else is okay, perhaps even helpful?  Taking a break once in a while.... Continue Reading →

The Thing About Assumptions…

We are all guilty of it.  Most of the time we are unaware of the snap judgements we make about people and our settings.  While judgement has an often-negative connotation, most judgements are benign such as which clothes we wear, and the best way to start our day.  Others however, are more impactful and can... Continue Reading →

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